Smart cities

The year 2020 passed. It was not the first one that was long and heavy. I believe that each of us remembers both worse and better years. However, our nature is hopeful, so we expect from the next year to give us a little respite and strength since the pandemic has changed our …

At the Heart of Technological Transformation and Modernization

Spain is one of the European countries most concerned about climate change. The southern areas of this Mediterranean country are characterized by rather harsh climatic conditions, such as high temperatures, droughts, scarce rainfall and insufficient water. Nevertheless, the Spanish government is actively working to mitigate climate change, among other things, …

Norwegian Company to Join Wind Farm Building Efforts in Serbia

The Norwegian company NBT, which invests in high-power wind farms in Serbia, has become a partner of WV International in developing wind farm projects in Serbia of a total power of 800 MW. The joint press release of the two companies says that NBT, headquartered in Oslo, will do business …

Spain Just Closed 47% of Its Coal Power Plants, and Will Be 73% Soon

Sometimes it feels like the world is asleep and not jumping on the tremendous potential of low-cost solar power and low-cost wind power to stop global heating and catastrophic climate change. Sometimes you want to jump up and clap with enthusiasm at strong actions moving us forward. Luckily, this story …

EU Met Air Pollution Limits for Four Key Pollutants, Including Ammonia, in 2018

In 2018, the European Union met all air pollution limit ceilings set for total emissions of the four key pollutants monitored under EU rules. Emissions of nitrogen oxides and ammonia levelled off after five years of increases, according to updated data released by the European Environment Agency (EEA). The news …

Six Ways Nature Can Protect Us from Climate Change

Restoring and protecting nature is one of the greatest strategies for tackling climate change, but not just for the obvious reason that it sucks carbon out the air. Forests, wetlands, and other ecosystems act as buffers against extreme weather, protecting houses, crops, water supplies and vital infrastructure. The strategy of …

What COVID-19 Means for Ecotourism

For decades, ecotourism has helped to conserve nature and protect endangered species. COVID-19 and the subsequent closure of ecotourism sites has had an indelible impact on wildlife and the communities that protect it. Johannes Refisch is a United Nations Programme Manager and Coordinator, who oversees the Great Apes Survival Partnership. …